A long- time dream has now come true.
The National Youth Commission lauded the recent pronouncement that Filipino students will no longer pay tuition fees starting 2017 if they enroll at state colleges and universities.
According to Usec Aiza Seguerra, NYC Chairperson, “adding P800 billion for CHED to ensure that more Filipinos will be able to acquire higher education is a welcome move considering that one of the major reasons for being unable to finish college education is lack of financial resources.”
“I strongly believe that President Duterte will act favorably on this measure because he is a staunch advocate of removing the ‘marginalized sector’ under his term,” added Seguerra.
The move to provide additional budget for CHED under the P3.35 trillion national budget for 2017 is considered a realization of a life long dream to allow more Filipino students to finish their college courses.
“While the government also encourages skills enhancement courses for the Filipino youth as an alternative, attaining a balance for the youth sector in terms of education for employment is something that we can achieve if we all work together for the development of the sector, said Seguerra.